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Patient views on an electronic dispensing device for prepackaged polypharmacy: a qualitative assessment in an ambulatory setting
JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift)
 
ID 3392560
Author(s) Allemann, Samuel S.; Hersberger, Kurt E.; Arnet, Isabelle
Author(s) at UniBasel Arnet, Isabelle
Hersberger, Kurt
Allemann, Samuel
Year 2015
Title Patient views on an electronic dispensing device for prepackaged polypharmacy: a qualitative assessment in an ambulatory setting
Journal Integrated Pharmacy Research and Practice
Volume 4
Pages / Article-Number 167-174
Abstract

Objective: To collect opinions on medication management aids (MMAs) in general and on an electronic MMA (e-MMA) dispensing prepackaged polypharmacy in sealed pouches. Study setting: The setting involved community-dwelling older adults in Basel, Switzerland, in 2013. Study design: The study involved 1) a 14-day trial with the e-MMA and 2) a focus group to identify general attributes of MMAs, their applicability to the e-MMA, and possible target groups for the e-MMA. Data collection methods: Six participants using long-term polypharmacy and willing to try new technologies completed the 14-day trial and participated in the focus group. Inductive content analysis was performed to extract data. Principal findings: Participants rated ten of 17 general attributes as clearly applicable to the e-MMA and five as unsuitable. Attributes pertained to three interrelating themes: product design, patient support, and living conditions. Envisaged target groups were patients with time-sensitive medication regimens, patients with dementia, the visually impaired, and several patients living together to prevent accidental intake of the wrong medication. Conclusion: The evaluated e-MMA for prepackaged polypharmacy met the majority of the requirements set for an MMA. Patients’ living conditions, such as mobility, remain the key determinants for acceptance of an e-MMA. Keywords: pharmaceutical care, medication adherence, medication management aids, automated drug dispensing

Publisher Dovepress
ISSN/ISBN 2230-5254
edoc-URL http://edoc.unibas.ch/41300/
Full Text on edoc No
Digital Object Identifier DOI 10.2147/IPRP.S90923
PubMed ID http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29354531
ISI-Number WOS:000214676100018
Document type (ISI) Article
 
   

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